Donohoe 'confident' FAI's Delaney would not advocate for a party, after reported club visits with Kelly

Donohoe 'confident' FAI's Delaney would not advocate for a party, after reported club visits with Kelly

The Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe has said he is confident that the head of the FAI would not use his position to canvass for any politician.

The Sunday Times reports John Delaney (pictured) was out on the hustings in Tipperary with Minister for Environment Alan Kelly last Friday.

The newspaper claims Mr Delaney, who is from the county, visited a number of clubs and towns in the constituency with the Labour TD.

Minister Paschal Donohoe said he would like to know more.

"It would be very, very important to me - and I would expect this to happen - that anybody who's leading up an organisation that's funded with taxpayers' money would not be out advocating for any political party," he said.

"I deal with the FAI and all of our sporting bodies very regularly and I would be confident that John (Delaney) or anybody else would not do that."


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